Political families have a strong hold on power in Southeast Asian countries – often to the detriment of the people they serve.
In Southeast Asia, Songkran is a time to celebrate the coming year with water fights, honoring elders and offering prayers.
Two things contribute to increased COVID-19 cases in several countries in Southeast Asia: human mobility and activities and the spreading of new coronavirus variants.
Thailand’s Buddhist temples, important centers of culture and commerce, rely on donations from international visitors. Because of a steep drop in tourism, these temples have been hit hard.
Low levels of immunity and high levels of mixing are a perfect setting for the next big outbreak.
In many of these countries, traditional power — often autocratic, feudal and authoritarian — lies just beneath the veneer of liberal democracies.
Many have looked to Asia for lessons on successful pandemic management. However, recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Thailand and nearby countries also offer warnings about what not to do.
TikTok has a high aptitude as a booster for grassroot political activism, even in regions where freedom of expression is limited.
One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.
Coronavirus is surging in Spain, France, Germany and the UK, after many countries relaxed restrictions over the summer. They should look to success stories like Vietnam.
Protesters in Thailand are demanding changes to the power structures in the country, including a reform of the monarchy — a topic long deemed unmentionable.
With the enhanced capabilities of today’s robots and drones, recent examples from China and Thailand and ongoing research show that they have the potential to help us navigate disasters.
As the human costs of the Covid-19 virus epidemic continue to rise, the virus is also taking its toll on global economy, with disrupted supply chains across a wide variety of industries.
Chinese scientists sequence coronavirus causing pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan. And it’s never been seen before.
A year after China stopped accepting most scrap material exports, other Asian countries are following Beijing’s lead, forcing wealthy nations to find domestic solutions for managing their wastes.
Get your thinking cap on – you’ll need it.
Neutering or spaying pets has additional benefits beyond population control; these benefits include extending their lifespan, improving their health and reducing risk of certain diseases.
Interpol red notices play an important part in international policing. Here’s how they work and how the system could be improved to safeguard human rights.
Just one brand of tinned tuna in Australian supermarkets is able to confidently claim slavery was not involved in its supply.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.